Feeling the Sadness

Muppet Shoes

Muppet Shoes

Welcome to June and the energy of “do”. I feel most of this year we’ve been shedding and waiting and hit by waves of incoming Light, and calibrating and re-setting and now, despite Mercury in Retrograde, it feels like a green light month. I hope I’m right about this! A recent gathering of tree spirits told me that this winter (now) was the time to implement all I have been learning while I was just “be-ing”. So I am quietly excited. I don’t know about you, but I feel motivated. There is a magical promise in the air. The gift of a higher frequency.

Meanwhile there is still what I am calling The Sadness. So many people and animals have felt it. A sadness. An unsettled feeling. Global tears. Much loss. People are feeling the sadness, the energies. They are taking their own lives. They are having accidents. They are taking the lives of others. They are getting sick. They are leaving. Funerals and wakes and a trail of tears. People are feeling the pressure to change. They are frightened. They feel alone.

But nobody is really alone. We are all one. We are all changing and having to change. And the sadness and unsettledness is how the collective is experiencing the change. The old ways and our old S-elves are dying, like the sloughing off of dead cells, and while many have chosen not to be here at this time, others are being reminded that the only thing we need to remember is that Love is All. The world is changing and a new world emerging, but it is going to take strong people to clearly understand the changes that have to be made — within. A change of values. A change in the way we live with The Mother and All Her Relations. New thinking. Loads of compassion.

These past weeks, I have heard many things that sadden me, and I feel for so many people facing challenges right now. The pressure is on despite a magical sense of good in the air. This is where I now set my personal compass. Being happy for the simple things in life. Being grateful for the little things that make life rich.

Like a pair of shoes.

For the first time in years, I bought myself a pair of new non-leather farm boots, because they were on sale, because Tamsin dragged me into the store with glee, and because Andrew begged me to get a pair of shoes because mine looked like they should be muppets.

Sometimes one has to look after one’s S-elf, and this was an amazing revelation. How warm and cosy are boots!

It made me think of all the things we in the West take for granted, and how it’s the humble and simple things we need to value for a better world for tomorrow. It’s time to see the world differently, not to take so much for granted. How much gratitude can you begin to feel for a pair of shoes, for your drinking water, for a roof over your head, for the love of your furry companion? Perhaps start with acts of mindfulness and kindness. Eating kindly, rescuing an animal, helping a neighbour, helping a stranger across the road, or picking up rubbish — all those acts of kindness ripple out and become a tumbleweed of compassion. And this is how we get a better world.

If you are having trouble with The Sadness, know you aren not alone and please see my latest video for some fun and inspiration on self-nurturing, because that is so important. And soon you will also be able to buy my e-book The Bush Elf Guide to Cosy.

In the meantime, think of some things you would love to do or do more of.  And wind that into your schedule.  Hint:  Your higher self is talking to you through your heart.  And wants you to be happy, not sad.  So remember to be grateful for every little thing, and take some me moments.

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Billie Dean is an award-winning writer, actress and animal advocate. She holds a vision of global deep peace through human evolution. Billie is the world’s leading authority on animal spirituality and she and her family care for many, many animals who had nowhere else to go. She and her husband Andrew trod the stage as comics for many years, and made indie films for a living, and have also  written children’s books and for children’s TV. Billie can be found at billiedean.comwildpureheart.com and deeppeacetrust.com. Copyright © Billie Dean, 2014. You are welcome to share this article but only in its complete form with author and website attached. Thank you!

Photo © Andrew Einspruch, 2014

The Upside of this Budget

Budget

May 16, 2014

Years ago I had a vision of a new world which mostly was about people in community growing food, living simply, with music and laughter and instead of competition, there was companionship, conviviality and community. It felt awesome.

The recent Australian budget announcements triggered something in me. I didn’t watch it. But so many people were up in arms about it that I felt that tingle that I feel with a vision being recognised. Hardship isn’t nice or easy, but perhaps it ignites the creative human spirit to thrive and prosper despite a money system determined to keep people caged.

We have so many tools to use, and now is very seriously the time to use them. Dream your life into being. Don’t put up with any of the fear mongering. You are smart and creative and “can-do”. There are so many alternatives to conventional living and I bet this community is rich in information! Homeschooling, growing your own, self-sufficiency, cruelty-free living, different barter systems, living off grid — I’ve done all of it and lived to tell the tale! I bet others have too.

One of the things Philip Carr-Gomm said in our film This Sacred Earth: The 2012 Phenomenon, was how do we make living with less more hallowed. I always really liked that idea. And it is something I have given a lot of thought to over the years.

Our society has made material wealth and stuff a goal, but the result doesn’t seem to be making people happy. I’m not saying that we shouldn’t all be prosperous — I’m saying our culture is broken. Too much depression. Too many suicides. Too much anger. Too much violence. To me that isn’t the sign of a healthy society. So I’m saying the budget may be the last straw for many people and change is being forced upon us and we have to get creative and change the way we are living — with each other, with our work, with our planet, with our animals.

So these are my thoughts about the budget. I’m quietly hoping that instead of suffering, people will get creative and the foundation for a kinder, gentler, better, more supportive world will take root.

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If you liked this video and blog and would like to give an exchange of energy, please consider making a financial heart gift. The many rescued animals we support and care for all thank you!

Billie Dean is an award-winning writer, actress and animal advocate. She holds a vision of global deep peace through human evolution. Billie is the world’s leading authority on animal spirituality and she and her family care for many, many animals who had nowhere else to go. She and her husband Andrew trod the stage as comics for many years, and made indie films for a living, as well as writing children’s books and for children’s TV. Billie can be found at billiedean.comwildpureheart.com and deeppeacetrust.com. Copyright © Billie Dean, 2014. You are welcome to share this article but only in its complete form with author and website attached. Thank you!

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Vegan Solstice/Christmas

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Andrew, Tamsin and I always celebrate Solstice instead of Christmas because of our spiritual pathway. The ancient Celts would celebrate the longest day, and this year, like last year, and probably a few more to come, the solstice is especially a portal for higher growth. Some channellers are even expecting many to receive their key to the 5D door. But we all know  that nothing is automatic, because if you haven’t laid the foundation, your body won’t be able to tolerate the higher frequencies.

So we will be doing fire ceremony (or candle ceremony) and taking the day off to relax. The 22nd is a Sunday here, and so there will be no interruptions, which will be nice. We are so busy during the year that often at these special times these days, all we want to do is be quiet together.  And this gift of quiet down time together, reading, being, watching movies, watching the sun…. is a gift in itself.

Many animal sensitives will be sitting down to a Christmas meal with family who might not share their sensitivity or awareness about animals. Perhaps, as a gesture of kindness to animals, on this supposedly sacred day, it might be time to reconsider the menu. We all know that animals suffer terribly so that humans can feast on their corpses. And I seriously think it’s time we all considered the vulnerable in our circle of compassion. Don’t you?

If there is resistance in your family, tell them it is the new era of kindness here in nearly 2014 and that you will bring amazing food. Knock their socks off with a vegan delight. Be kind to them, but be firm. The animals depend on you.

There are tons of recipes on the net.  Just google Vegan Christmas.  Here’s one example: http://www.veganeasy.org/Christmas-Recipes

If you need some ideas for vegan desserts, please remember our Loving Kindness Chocolate Indulgence recipe ebook. Lots of yummy treats suitable for the holidays.  And the proceeds gift the animals with hay.

Here’s a recipe to try:

Here’s an easy recipe for children (and adults) that Tamsin made for us!

Ingredients: One carton So Good Chocolate Soy Milk

Pour into popsicle moulds and freeze. Yummy vegan ice creams are the result. If you want to try something extra yum, add Sweet Williams Vegan chocolate chips.   You can also add those to coconut milk and sweetener of choice.  Very yum.

Have a wonderful holiday season!!

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If you liked this article and would like to give an exchange of energy, please consider making a heart gift. Heart gifts help make the new world go around, and the animals we support all thank you!

Billie Dean is an award-winning writer,  actress and animal advocate.  She holds a vision of peace through human evolution.  Billie  is the world’s leading authority on animal spirituality and she and her family care for many, many  animals who had nowhere else to go.  She  can be found at billiedean.comwildpureheart.com anddeeppeacetrust.com. Copyright © Billie Dean, 2013. You are welcome to share this article but only in its complete form with author and website attached. Thank you!

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The Art of Being the New Human

November 27, 2013

Snake SkinAs we go deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole of new vibrant light and the breaking dawn of the promised land, there are two ways of behaving.

You can express yourself as the New Human – someone who is kind, courageous, communicative, who walks in integrity, honesty and with ethics. Someone who behaves impeccably and for the Highest Good of All.

Or, you can choose to be seduced by the drama of the old world and still act out betrayals, back stabbing, gossip, competition, control, fear, sorcery, lies and general nastiness and mean-spiritedness.

Right now there seems to be a lot of this latter choice, as the Dark Energies lash about in their death throes.

But there is a problem to the old behaviour.

In this life we have free choice, but as we are connected to Mother Earth, it is vital we Lightworkers do what we came here to do. And that is to heal and release old karma, not make any more, and be the new human we came here to be.

The “not make any more” is actually really important.

This is what it means to behave impeccably. When we behave to an inner moral and ethical code of conduct, we affect the world in a positive way. We affect our Mother Earth in a positive way. We are all connected. When humans behave in a dark and negative manner, it affects our Mother in a negative way. To come into harmony with the world and the weather, we need to do our work. It is that simple.

This is what I teach in Level II of my Animal Shamanism course. I give a code of conduct based on the ancients, which are still relevant today.

When we act out of integrity, we create new karma for ourselves.  New karma effectively keeps us from the sweetness of a higher dimension.

That is why it is so important we choose to be kind as much as we humanly can.

And I’m not just talking about being kind to animals, and alleviating their suffering.   I’m talking being kind to each other. Where can you be generous of spirit? Where can you be kind? Are you treating people the way you want to be treated yourself?

Lately I’ve seen both behaviours – beautiful kindnesses as well as shocking, hurtful behaviours and dreadful mean-spiritedness, lies, dishonesty and betrayals.

From the number of light workers who have suddenly written about the need for integrity, it seems this is across the board.

One of the things we need to understand that those behaviours belong to people who are still acting in an old 3D way. It is painful and hurtful to see and to be a part of that, but you can remove yourself from it by letting go the people who are still stuck. And understanding, with compassion, that they have not yet evolved.  So it is, in my humble opinion, rather pointless to engage.  You can set the standard, but people see themselves through their own eyes and they don’t like to be made wrong — unless they are aspirational and willing to shift upwards. And do the work it takes.

Each soul is on a journey and it is everyone’s choice to create more karma if they want.

What is happening right now is that people’s shadows are activated. People are sucked up in a backwash of negativity and swirling around as a group negative force.

But we are being asked to heal, not hurt. We are being asked to help, not hate.

We are asked to stand by our codes of conduct and be the best human being we can be.

So, while so many are caught in the grip of shadow, remember to practise responding not reacting, and the art of non-engagement. In martial arts, you learn to dance out of the way of the blows. It is something Andrew and I also teach in our improv comedy classes. When there is no energy to fight against, the energy drops. That’s when true communication can begin.

Navigating the Heavy Waters

The energies of the moment are very high and it is purely our choice as to how we walk in them. It can be very lonely and difficult to navigate through these heavy waters of the dark backlash, and I have been contacted by more than one person who is sitting alone, wondering if life is worth living.

One of the things that I tell them is of course it is, and it will get better.

We have to continue to be kind to others. We are all the same under the skin. Who knows what people are going through at home? One unkind act might send someone over the edge. At this time on the planet, people are fragile.

The other thing I tell them is to remember that what we are going through right now is like a war between negativity and positivity. We are heading toward the golden sand of peace and unity, but there are land mines. That might not be the best analogy, but it does seem to feel like a war when all your stuff is up in your face for healing and release. It’s a long, dark night of the soul and anyone who tells you it isn’t, hasn’t been shedding their skin.

I also mention they are not alone in what they are feeling, and this is the most empowering thing of all. If you are feeling the dark oppression like a majorly bleak depression, join a club of fellow travellers.   It is part of the dying process — the death of the old.   And I have spoken about this before  Sooooo many people are going through it, or have been through it,  The trick is to keep reaching for the light and the hope. To turn within, contact spirit, and find joy in the moments.  There are many, many people walking this wilderness trail. My sense is that it is the wayshowers that make the trail, making the path easier for the rest of humanity to follow.

So keep up the good work. We are in this together and we chose to be the wayshowers.

The choice we have is how we shed our skins. We can get sucked into the drama of it. Or we can laugh about it. Sometimes it takes until the shock has worn off, and you have worked out an appropriate response to the new challenge, but then you can laugh.

And laughter is a transformer.

The quicker you can laugh about it the better. In my school Rainbow Fianna, I teach about the anam cara – the soul friend. They are the ones you bear your heart to, and instead of colluding, they hold up the light so you can better see your path.

Throwing Back Love

When life or humans throw you a curve ball, throw back Love. Truly it is the only thing to do.  Sit in the middle of the High Road, and practise emotional mastery.  Because hate and abuse only ever perpetuates a problem and continues the cycle.

It is also a time to nurture the self. It is a time to be kind to self. We are going through a metamorphosis like warp speed now, and if you stay in the old ways of doing things, the path could get bumpy.  This is a difficult bridge to transit right now, but keep meditating and listening to spirit’s wisdom.

Spirit is within.

Energy Alert:

People have been reporting headaches and foggy brains, losing time, not sleeping, the continuing waves of vertigo. I’ve been seeing the Otherworld as if the veil is so transparent it is practically not there. I also feel out of my body and am conscious of a need to ground – this is not common for me as I live on a farm and do daily work outside with animals and nature. But I barely feel here.  Very light.

I also have an unsettling feeling of the need to get all my affairs in order. I no longer feel the same old passions and I don’t think it is fatigue.  I just feel detached from the old, 3D world.

I can’t and won’t tolerate any pictures or acts of unkindness, I can’t stand the sight of the newspaper or the news — my sensitivity has gone through the roof, and really, the only thing I want to focus on right now is my spiritual path, and the art of living well. Simple things, like carving out time for family and true friends. Spending more down time with animals and trees. The more I think about the old world, the more intense and crazy it seems. It is a very odd feeling of floating away, of not being of the world as we know it.

Sadly it is not yet possible to step fully into the new, as there are those things called bills and other challenges that pull you back into a 3D reality. And the 3D reality is the most challenging it has ever been. It is a world imploding.  Deal with whatever comes at you with grace, acceptance, surrender and appropriate action, and keep opening yourself to the new. It’s like cleaning your house and getting it ready for sale. Clean your life up, get ready to leave the old, and step on the shores of the new as it arrives in your field.

Do take care of the people around you. The old way is to trash loyalty and friendship, leaving karma in your wake. Do that and you may find the doors to the New Earth closed to you.

The New Earth has to be peopled by people who behave like New Humans – because they are New Humans, and New Humans are kind and don’t hurt people by their actions.  They are conscious and loving, humble and wise.

We’re in November. Any minute now it will be 2014. And there is a lot more change coming. When you surrender and learn to let go of the wheel, you might find your Higher Self taking over at the helm, and taking you to safe shores.

Take time to listen and to act on those small whispers from Spirit. Watch who is in your life, and who is walking out. It is just a revolving door. Let go your attachments. This is what spiritual masters have been telling us all for years. The river of life is so much easier to wade through when you listen to the heart and not to the head.

Astrologically we’ve been hammered by solar storms, and every full moon is a huge one which seems to suck away souls to the Other Side. These days I feel so battered by loss that I am viewing full moons with half dread and that is not the place I want to be in. It comes back to acceptance and knowing that souls all have their own journey, no matter how much we love them.

Comet ISON

Astrologically, the big news is Comet Ison , a comet the size of Australia who might or might not survive a meeting with the sun. Metaphysically all the planets and solar flares and comets are lining up like proud parents to give us all the help we need to evolve. Comet Ison is no exception.

Here’s what my friend Anda Li Whitman has to say about Comet ISON

On November 28th, Thanksgiving day in the USA, the comet conjuncts our Sun within 1 degree. It will appear brighter than Venus, and be visible in the twilight sky at 35 deg North latitude in the ESE. It will be photographed, so we’ll all be able to witness the event virtually at some point.

Also on the 28th, The Sun in Sagittarius conjuncts Mercury aspecting the Moon in Libra which is Sextile the Sun. This symbolically portends higher philosophy becoming the undeniable focus for the social-emotions of all on Earth. Who is the ‘other’: it is ourselves.

ISON then passes behind the Sun, to re-emerge on the 29th. What’s left of it. It may be absorbed by the Sun; we shall see. At perihelion it is only 730,000 miles from the Sun’s surface.

The symbolism of this event is poignantly immense. When the comet commemorated in the Bayeux tapestry, thought by astronomers to be Halley’s comet, flew past England in the late 11th Century, the world was changed forever. The social order changed, and European civilization expanded into the Renaissance and Age of Enlightenment.

In our times, the re-emerging of the Divine Feminine and the expansion of Christ Consciousness globally is and has been occurring. This week’s event is a milestone along the way to our inner liberation from the status quo, dominant paradigm.

The ‘second coming’ is an internal shift in awareness.

As a civilization we are coming out of the galactic and spiritual shadows. Rejoice, this is a momentous Thanksgiving event.

And finally…

If you are an American, please consider sparing a turkey’s life this Thanksgiving. They will be truly grateful.

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If you liked this article and would like to give an exchange of energy, please consider making a heart gift. Heart gifts help make the new world go around, and the animals we support all thank you!

Billie Dean is an award-winning writer,  actress and animal advocate.  She holds a vision of peace through human evolution.  Billie  is the world’s leading authority on animal spirituality and she and her family care for many, many  animals who had nowhere else to go.  She  can be found at billiedean.com, wildpureheart.com and deeppeacetrust.com. Copyright © Billie Dean, 2013. You are welcome to share this article but only in its complete form with author and website attached. Thank you!

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Men in Crisis and New Paradigm Thinking

Man and dog on beach

I was in a supermarket buying groceries when I saw him. His body radiated despair and tension. Anger and tears swam together in his eyes. He turned bleakly to me, and admitted to being in hell. This was the third man in the supermarket who needed to speak to someone, and find some way out of the emotional jungle they were lost in. They all had different troubles. I could sense there were even more simmering within.

And I listened.  And I spoke.

Today, there were more men in trouble. Sadness, despair, fear , irritability, tension, frustration, lost – the shadows stalked them. And I could see it. Some at more breaking point than others. But none happy.  Fragility was the order of the weekend under the influence of the Merkabah energies.

This is the time that one of my mentors, Alberto Villoldo, foretold. He said that people would be deep in emotional crisis. Increasingly so.  And that the medicine people would be needed.   And so it has come to pass.  You might not be a trained shamanic practitioner. but medicine can come in the form of a sympathetic ear, or a touch, or a kindness.

I work for animals. But guess what happens to animals when people are in crisis? It happened to a dog today. Elderly, she had lost her person and I found her, confused, on the street. I waited, my senses tracking him, while I communed with her. “Where is he?” she asked. I saw her spirit lift and looked up. An unshaven man came towards us. “She’s going a bit deaf and blind,” he shrugged, tension and irritability etched in every feature. Here’s another one I thought, and then it came – the reason for his distress. I sent a wave of calm and love out to them both as they trundled off together.  Kindness begets kindness.

When someone else cares, it helps others care for themselves and their loved ones. When someone gives love, it is nourishment to help others keep going. If someone is appreciated and helped to find their inner light, it goes a long way to helping the healing of the individual – and the planet.  It is time for women to help the menfolk through their spiritual emergence. So many are waking up. And they are lost.

This is a time when we need to “love thy neighbour”. To watch out for your fellow species and help them do better. Give them love. Listen to them. The energy of this special astrology right now is very intense and very bright, and Light, being Love, brings up everything unlike itself for healing and release.

Speaking of animals, I was surprised and saddened to hear the word “competition” used in an animal advocacy context. Once again it showed me how important a spiritual path is for those working for the beloveds.  The energy of competition is old paradigm and the world of animal rescue, advocacy and rights, is about cooperation.  It is about humans forming a net so that that each precious soul can find safety. Competition comes from the idea of lack. It says, “There is not enough to go around.”  It makes it impossible to create a new paradigm and a new non violent world.  This way of thinking contributes to tension and fear and violence – the very thing we don’t need right now. The old paradigm is cruel to animals and has not made humans happy. It is imperative we change.

The truth is, there is plenty. Money is energy. But it takes the right mindset to attract it. It takes trust and faith while living in a society that fuels the lie of scarcity and fear. Money is one of our greatest spiritual teachers.

Old thinking is death to the human spirit.   It makes people old before their time.  And so many people are stuck in a cage of society’s making. They are stifled by programming and suffocated by conformity and our culture is devoid of useful solutions to help all humans find their way out of the jungle of unhappiness and despair.  If you watch TV, then the solution to problems is to drink, do drugs,  or …shoot someone .  Not very enlightened role models.   Further, people fear the freedom thinkers and the change makers. They unconsciously project their unhealed selves onto them. In Australia, we have the tall poppy syndrome. The pressure not to shine in any way is enormous.

But why is it important to swim against this tide? Why is it vital for animal advocacy that we rebel and be free? Because by flying like eagles above the ocean of seething negative thought forms, we find new trails and new bright paths to the new world. The gentle, kind world of new solutions and new ways of being.  Of greater respect for animals and the natural world, for unconditional love, for loving kindness, for peace.   We use the inspiration from the air currents and the sylphs of the air and we soar into the new Aquarian age on glossy wings, leaving a trail for others to follow.  We become the visionaries, the leaders and the wayshowers.

The world is in the biggest state of change it has ever been in. If you want to empower yourself for new paradigm thinking and living,  then please join us for a weekend of intense, but fun, shamanic training in Set Yourself Free.

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If you liked this article and would like to give an exchange of energy, please consider making a heart gift. Heart gifts help make the new world go around, and the animals we support  all thank you!

Billie Dean can be found at billiedean.comwildpureheart.com and deeppeacetrust.com. Copyright © Billie Dean, 2013. You are welcome to share this article but only in its complete form with author and website attached. Thank you!

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